In the heart of Reunion world heritage
The island of Reunion is a real land of diversity, which offers numerous various landscape. We propose you trough this self drive tour, to impregnate yourself of this jowellry of the indian Ocean. You will start by a great discovery of the coast with an island tour. Thus you will discover the richness of this area with white sand beaches in some places and black one in other places from the basalt rock origin, or impressive cliffs beaten by the regular swell. Then very quikly you will go to the heart of the island, in a natural garden, made of cirques (caldeira) such as Mafate (accessible to the only hikers), Cilaos and Salazie, without forgetting about the inevitable Furnace Peak.
Catch of the rented vehicle as well as the road book and you will take the west direction. Overnight in a hotel in half board pension. This area is the balear area of the island...rest of the day free.
St Pierre - Beach of Grand Anse
After a breakfast early in the morning, departure towards the south east. We will do one 1st halt with Saint-Pierre cultural and economic city of the South.. Then we will continue towards the beach of Grand'Anse, unspoiled site where the townsmen of this city like to come to slacken, the weekend. Continuation towards the wild South and halt in Manapany for a high panorama colors. The travel continues towards the Manapany Cape which let you discover his roughcast coast of very black basaltic rock which contrasts with the intense blue of the sea. Crossed of Saint Philippe and the “La Grand brûlé”, true desert of black lava where you will discover the successive lava flows which increased the island of almost 30 hectares gained on the sea. To lunch free. The afternoon possibility of visiting the Garden of the Perfumes and the Spices (option), true paradise right in the middle of the forest of Mare Longue, on 800 years an old volcanic casting. A guide will lead you to the meeting of all the plants with perfume and spices; pepper plant, clove, cinnamon-tree, tea… Return towards your hotel in the end of the day. To dine and harms.
Cirque of Mafate
Two nights in buckle for an immersion in the most secret zone of the cirque. You leave for 3 days without your luggage but 3 picnics. Approach by 4 wheel car.
D3 : Deux Bras - Grand Place 4h + 600m : direction the heart of the cirque and access to the first isolated isolated villages.
D4 : Grand Place - Aurère 5h + 500m; - 500m. "yo-yo" hike to go through the most beatiful valleys of the cirque.
D5 : Aurère - Deux Bras 3h - 600m. Return to 4X4 by a panoramic path and get back to civilization. Return to the hotel of the west in BB. For information these 3 days can also be done without guide as it is a familly hike. The nights are spent in harms dormitories(from 4 to 8 persons).
Discovery of the vewing site above Mafate accessible by car and all the steps of the vegetation of the west coast. For the most couragoushike to the panoramic view le Grand Bénard 7h + et - 900m. return to the hotel in BB or beach!
Discover the cirque of Cilaos paradise of hiking in the midle of the mountains. Suggestions of hikes so not compulsary in buckle 3h + et - 400m or according the availabilty of the refuge of the Piton possibility to forwards for the 2 nights of the snow peak. Overnght in the hotel in half board.
Cilaos - Piton des Neiges
Accompanied or in total liberty. You leave for 1 night without your luggage but 2 picnics.
D8 : 1st step ascension + 1200m overnight in refuge in half board.
D9 : Refuge - sommit - return to Cilaos. Overnight in a hotel. Dinner
Guided hike possible on 2 days for explaining the isaland construction. Suggestions of easy hikes, or the most difficult ones :The Taïbit pass. the Bras Rouge buckle...D8 and D9 hotel BB for the 2 nights. Canyon option possible.
Return to the west in hotel BB or for the Piton des Neiges extra hike.
Cirque of Salazie - Hell- Bourg
Direction the cirque of Salazie: Short hike on the heights of Mafate balconee. In the end of the morning direction Hell Bourg for the visit of the village. Return to the west hotel in BB.
Free day or Bélouve forest and the trou de fer. familialy hike of 3h + et - 200m in the greatest trpical forest of the island. Return to hotel in BB.
Piton de la Fournaise
Hike to the top of volcano .... Return to hotel in BB.
Mountain bike, diving, paragliding, hélico...